CONSEQUENCES is Yvonne Crossley’s solo exhibition at Oriel Bleddfa, Powys
29th April – 30th May 2021 , and includes some her series of three works produced
over the last 5 years;
. - ‘Serial Consequences’: 30 small works which trial a myriad of evolving sequential ideas, and some larger pieces of resolve.
- ‘Improbable Containers’: a series of works which reference unfulfilled wishes and unresolved problems.
- ‘Twixit’: works which attempt to look at existence between two places or states of being.
Central to Crossley’s work is the human figure, often female or ambiguously gendered and sometimes incomplete or distorted. This imagery serves as commentary upon those issues that are of increasing concern to an artist of mature years, drawn together in the three series of works in this exhibition. Her aesthetic is underpinned by complicated, repeated imagery, overlaid by drawing and collage. The resulting work is dense and complex, requiring close examination producing multiple readings.
After graduating from Goldsmiths School of Art, Crossley received various scholarships to
develop her practice in Italy, Germany and Brazil. Since then she has sustained her work
as an artist in tandem with a career in art education.
In 2004 she left her post as Professor and Vice-Principal at Wimbledon School of Art to
set up The Drawing Gallery, firstly in Central London and Later in the West Midlands.
She has been included in a number of significant exhibition selection panels including:
The Jerwood Drawing Prize, Drawing Prize RA Summer Exhibition, Drawn RWA Bristol,
and The Derwent Drawing Prize.
She has exhibited widely in open exhibitions throughout the UK and has held a number of
solo exhibitions including at: The Ikon Gallery (Birmingham), The Laing Gallery
(Newcastle upon Tyne), Battersea Arts Centre (London), and Royal West of England
Oriel Bleddfa is open Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 11a.m. - 4p.m.